April 11, 1935, Pages 1, 5
To Stage Anti-War Protest At Second Hour Tomorrow
STUDENTS TO LEAVE BUILDINGS
AT 10:45 IN ANTI-WAR STRIKE
INSTRUCTORS, COUNCILS, CLUBS, AND NEWSPAPERS
URGE TRIKE AGAINST WAR AND FASCISM
AT END OF SECOND HOUR TOMORROW
preparations for tomorrow's Anti-War Strike have been announced by the
Brooklyn Intercollegiate Strike committee. Brooklyn College students
will form ranks fora the march at the end of the second hour. Students
are to leave their buildings and form in lines outside the buildings.,
The march will proceed along two routes to City Park, which is a short
distance from college.
national secretary of the Y.M.C.A., will be the guest speaker at the
meeting to be held in City Park. Mr. Mendor T. Brunetti, instructor in
French at Seth Low and Edward Billet, vice-chairman of Student Council
and assistant manager ofScop, will speak for Seth Lowe.
Bremeld, instructor in Philosophy at Long Island University and
Professor John Munroe, former instructor in Psychology at Brooklyn
College and now Professor of Education at Long Island University, and
Abe Auerbach, student chairman of the Anti-War committee, will be the
speaker for L.I.U.
national executive secretary of the National Student League, Chris
Jonassen, president of the Student Christian Association, Nelson
Seitel, editor of Pioneer, and Sylvia Wener, vice-president of
the Women's Student Council will be the Brooklyn College speakers.
Beatrice Gomberg, chairman of te Brooklyn College Anti-War League and
chairman of the Strike committee, will be chairman of the meeting.
will return along Willoughby Street, and will be back at Borough Hall
in time for the sixth hour.
A statement from
president William A. Boylan, which appeared in the New York Times of
April 5, said:
"There is no one at
this college–student, instructor, or professor who is more opposed to
war than I am. I think, however, that a strike–an anti-war strike–
is injudicious in that it will alienate rather than win
the support of right-thinking persons. The word ‘strike' is a
When questioned by
a Spotlight reporter, Dean Adele Bilsdersee said that she does not
consider that a strike "is either a logical or an effective method for
the advancement of the cause of peace ... We do not usually demonstrate
in favor of a cause to convert those who are already on our side; we do
it in order to bring to our point of view those who are not of our
opinion. The question to be asked about any method is, therefore,
whether it is going to convert or to alienate people we want to
When asked what she
would suggest in place of a strike, Dean Bildersee proposed "a long
time study of all organizations now working for peace and support of
those that single-mindedly work for the cause of peace. This may mean
quiet, devoted service for years.;it may mean no headlines, no
limelight. The sincerity of a person's devotion to a cause may be
measured by his willingness to serve it by humble. unpretentious work."
Dean Mario E.
Cosenza, when asked for his opinion of the strike said: "Naturally, I
do not like anything that so seriously interrupts the teaching
activities of this college."
The dean also said
that he thought the parade should have been arranged on some Sunday
afternoon. He suggested that students who are opposed to war should
join peace organizations.
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